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Pommard

Hospices de Beaune, Pommard 1996

R950

23 in stock

Notes

The Hospices de Beaune at the Hôtel-Dieu was founded in 1443 and is regarded as the world’s first modern hospital. Today, the iconic Burgundian building bears name to the important charity wine auction held in November each year. The auction offers unique parcels of enchanting Burgundies and also provides an indication of global fine wine prices.

We are delighted to offer a stash of incredible, mature Burgundies bought by the late Paul Bouchard during his partnership with Peter Finlayson. The five wines are delightfully mature and offer a haunting array of flavour and savoury intrigue. They are all composed and ethereal with different levels of power and finesse.

Due to the nature of Burgundy, its intricate vineyard parcels and small domaines, vintage wines are extremely difficult to find. It is only when you drink mature Burgundies that you can fully understand why Burgundy has risen to such heights. Having been stored at Bouchard Finlayson since release, these offer an unbelievable opportunity to drink mature Burgundy at today’s release prices. Fill your boots!

Each Hospices de Beaune wine is dedicated to the characters that shaped Burgundy. They are all produced from the 60ha owned by the Hospices.

Tasting notes:
'1996 was a superb vintage, with great structure and acidity, and the Pommard is in an amazing sweet spot. Dark fruits, roast meats, floral and earthy notes display an incredible complexity and depth. A lovely line of acidity carries red berry fruit and fine length. Just sumptuous. Drink now to 2022.' – Roland Peens (April 2018)

Comments by Hospices de Beaune:
'This Cuvée is part of the most-esteemed Pommards of the Domaine des Hospices. 87% of its vines were planted in 1988 or before, going back to 1960 and 1954 for the oldest amongst them. In addition, 35% of the Cuvée comes from Premier Cru Les Arvelets whose vines have an average age of more than 24 years.'

The Hospices de Beaune at the Hôtel-Dieu was founded in 1443 and is regarded as the world’s first modern hospital. Today, the iconic Burgundian building bears name to the important charity wine auction held in November each year. The auction offers unique parcels of enchanting Burgundies and also provides an indication of global fine wine prices.

We are delighted to offer a stash of incredible, mature Burgundies bought by the late Paul Bouchard during his partnership with Peter Finlayson. The five wines are delightfully mature and offer a haunting array of flavour and savoury intrigue. They are all composed and ethereal with different levels of power and finesse.

Due to the nature of Burgundy, its intricate vineyard parcels and small domaines, vintage wines are extremely difficult to find. It is only when you drink mature Burgundies that you can fully understand why Burgundy has risen to such heights. Having been stored at Bouchard Finlayson since release, these offer an unbelievable opportunity to drink mature Burgundy at today’s release prices. Fill your boots!

Each Hospices de Beaune wine is dedicated to the characters that shaped Burgundy. They are all produced from the 60ha owned by the Hospices.

Tasting notes:
'1996 was a superb vintage, with great structure and acidity, and the Pommard is in an amazing sweet spot. Dark fruits, roast meats, floral and earthy notes display an incredible complexity and depth. A lovely line of acidity carries red berry fruit and fine length. Just sumptuous. Drink now to 2022.' – Roland Peens (April 2018)

Comments by Hospices de Beaune:
'This Cuvée is part of the most-esteemed Pommards of the Domaine des Hospices. 87% of its vines were planted in 1988 or before, going back to 1960 and 1954 for the oldest amongst them. In addition, 35% of the Cuvée comes from Premier Cru Les Arvelets whose vines have an average age of more than 24 years.'

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Country

FR

Region

Burgundy

Style

Red

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